SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Sire Stakes and USTA District 8 will host their Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Saratoga Casino Hotel, honoring the top horses, trainers, drivers, owners and breeders of the 2019 harness racing season.

Awards will be presented to the 2 and 3-year old champions of the NYSS, the Excelsior Series and the New York County Fair Series. USTA District 8 will also present divisional awards, along with Horse of the year and honors  for leading breeders, trainers and drivers. Racing Under Saddle-NY will also present year-end awards.

The banquet will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., hosted by USTA District 8 racetracks. The banquet will follow immediately at 7:30 p.m. A USTA District 8 meeting will precede the banquet and is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the hotel.

Tickets are $35.00 and include reception and dinner. Special room rates are available in which banquet guests can receive 15% off a reservation at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Click here for booking information.

Guests are asked to please RSVP no later than Monday, Nov. 4.  RSVPs can be given to Sarah Quinn at or 518-694-5002.

Payment should be made out and sent to:

Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Fund
c/o CHMS
230 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203


About the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund:

The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund (the Fund) is a public benefit corporation established in 1965 by the Laverne Law (Laws of New York, Chapter 567 of the Laws of 1965). The mission of the fund is to promote agriculture through the breeding of Standardbred horses and the conduct of equine

research within the state. To carry out its legislative mission, the Fund administers the New York Sire Stakes races, Excelsior/State Fair Series races, and County Fair Races.


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